Plain ol’ wash-and-dry? Not a chance. This season, go short, big and crazy
The perfect alternative to getting/regretting an undercut: fake it.
Style it: Show off your slick hairdo with boxy silhouettes and minimalist jewellery. A pretend shorn-off side is the perfect excuse to flaunt an ear cuff.
Cotton jumpsuit, Rs 16,800, Shivan & Narresh. Metal ear cuff, Rs 6,500, Maithili Kabre. Metal collar necklace, Rs 1,290, Zara
Channel Woodstock with feathers woven into mussed-up waves or go tribal with a dramatic headdress à la Vuitton – either way, you’ll catch eyes.
Style it: Extend the bohemian vibe into your clothes. Think prairie – crochet trims, lace collars and smock dresses.
Georgette and lace blouse, Rs 3,990, Zara. Feather ear cuff, Rs 470, Blur. Rhinestone stud earring, Rs 1,145 (set of 20), Accessorize
On the fringe
We love the eyelid-grazing, super-long, super-smooth bangs spotted on runways this season. Instructions on walking with eyes half-covered not included.
Style it: Have fun with accessories that double up as conversation-starters. Non-printed, non-textured attire adds relief to the stark hair.
Silk top, Rs 4,800, Payal Khandwala. Metal and stone necklace, Rs 4,800, Valliyan by Nitya Arora
Photographs: Suresh Natarajan; Styling: Nidhi Jacob; Creative Director: Prashish More; Hair: Gabriel Georgiou/Anima Creative Management; Make-up: Stafford Braganza/ Lancome India; Models: Archana Akil Kumar/ Elan Model Management; Ivana/ Creative Management; Assisted by Neeti Gadodia (styling), Tushar Gupta (make-up)
The über-cool, choppy bob looks like something you could do at home yourself. Speaking from experience, we recommend you put down the scissors – immediately.
Style it: Show off your shoulders in this grungy cut with noodle-strapped or strapless numbers. An elaborate choker adds the right amount of elegance.
Georgette strappy top, Rs 1,890, Zara. Stone earrings, Rs 2,600. Zariin. Rhinestone and stone choker, Rs 8,000, Valliyan by Nitya Arora
Plait it up
Put together two of the biggest trends this season – braids and faux hawks. Boom! Instant drama.
Style it: Who said punk was dead? Reveal your inner rebel by pairing your edgy updo with metallic surface textures and sharp, hard-to-miss ornaments.
Sequinned georgette shirt, Rs 51,400, Acne at Le Mill. Metal ear cuff, Rs 9,000, am:pm by Ankur and Priyanka Modi
Tall, fluffy, messy: this is not your grandmother’s chignon.
Style it: Keep your neckline fuss-free while giving this elaborate hairdo a spin. Ruffled sleeves and statement earrings balance the top-heavy look.
Silk blouse, Rs 33,750, Isabel Marant at Le Mill. Metal and stone earrings, Rs 5,500, Valliyan by Nitya Arora